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Business Support Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Maidstone Open Access Team as the Business Support Officer within Integrated Children’s Services. The role is based at The Meadows Children Centre in Maidstone, however the ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day is essential.   If you would like to be part of a busy team helping to support the young people and families of Kent, then this could be the position for you. 

We offer an attractive package of 26 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays, appealing pension and the Kent Rewards Scheme. In addition to this, we offer opportunities for training and development.

Our vision is that every child and young person, from pre-birth to age 25, and their family, who needs Early Help services will receive them in a timely and responsive way. This means they are safeguarded, their educational, social and emotional needs are met and outcomes are good.  They are able to contribute positively to their communities now and in the future, including their active engagement in learning and employment.

You will be a motivated and organised person, looking for a development opportunity to join the Business Support Team.  You will be responsible for providing full confidential administrative and financial support to assist in the smooth running of the service’s Open Access provision; working closely with the Delivery Managers and the Area Partnership Manger you will be responsible for planning and coordinating meetings, diary management, minuting, booking venues and calculating spend.  

You will be required to act confidently as the first point of contact for staff, visitors and partners and support the opening and closing of buildings as required. You will possess excellent IT skills and have the ability to meet deadlines and to maintain and process accurate and timely records. 

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Interview will take place week commencing 09/10/2022

Contact Details

Nicola Green Senior Business Support Lead 


Anita Hadlow Business Support Lead 


About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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